“Something has to break our primary addiction, which is to our own power and our false programs for happiness. Here is the incestuous cycle of the ego: “I want to have power” > “I will take control” >“I will always be right” >“See, I am indeed powerful!” This is the vicious circle of the will to power. It does not create happy people, nor happy people around them.” -Richard Rohr
In Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. writes that “Our liquor was but a symptom,” a means of both dealing with and masking our primary addiction to self-will. What other symptoms of this “primary addiction to our own power and our own false programs for happiness” do you see in the world? In yourself?